Research Fellow in Social Science

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Closing date: 11 Feb 2021

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Department of Global Health & Development

Salary: £40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive

Location: London

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Closes: 11th February 2021

Job Ref: PHP-GHD-2021-03

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

The UK Public Health Rapid Support Team

We are seeking an outstanding research fellow to develop, support, and carry out high quality social science research and capacity building activities across the work of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST). The UK-PHRST is a high-profile collaboration between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Public Health England (PHE), with a 5-year £20m grant from the UK government to support a triple mandate of outbreak response, outbreak-related research, and capacity development in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). The post-holder will bring social science expertise to a new cadre of multidisciplinary research fellows and will be expected to contribute to multiple research and capacity development projects across the remits of the UK-PHRST.

The UK-PHRST is funded by the UK Government through 30 September 2021. Continuation of the project beyond this time is anticipated but is contingent upon further government funding, which cannot be guaranteed. The appointment will be on a full time basis, based in London and is available from April 1st 2021.

The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 6 scale in the range £40,011 - £45,437 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference PHP-GHD-2021-03.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

How to apply:

Please apply via the LHSTM jobs page: PHP-GHD-2021-03 Research Fellow in Social Science - Jobs at LSHTM

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